Tuesday, January 5, 2010

No Rest For the Weary...

Yeah, now there's an attractive picture. Last night came home from a meeting and just needed to throw myself on my bed and watch a movie, eat some popcorn and escape for an hour or so with Under The Tuscan Sun...I have been working hard physically and emotionally on many things and was just spent...but alas, it was not to be. Something caught my attention in the corner of my bedroom, so I pulled my bed away from the wall to get a closer look, which meant my bookshelf needed to be moved, which of course meant my books had to be moved.


Mold, mildew all along the baseboard. The floor was wet, beads of water were on the baseboard. I could have just cried right there. This house has been nothing but stress and unhappiness on so many levels...Constant mold issues.



Clean up one area ( basement in September) then something else crops up in another area. We have absolutely no idea why this is happening. So obviously at 9:30 PM, I was moving things out of the room so I could work and spray the mold with bleach and wash it down.

It is no wonder why I feel like I get nothing done and I am always behind because I am always doing things like this, not to mention I have been sleeping with that stuff right under my head for I don't know how long. Discouraging...very disheartening. The background music for this post should be Man of Constant Sorrows.

Then when I can finally sit two hours later... I finally put the movie in and decided to knit a little and try to relax. So I began to knit, with the bed in the middle of the floor, my books everywhere, oh what the heck... everything was everywhere...but knit I did. The movie ended with me wishing I was in Provence with Francis and the sunflowers...Then I looked down at my nearly finished sleeve with satisfaction thinking I might actually get to wear this soon, just a few more rows to go...wait a minute, what is this? That does not look right...where is that chart. My brain for the second time last night went into overdrive...Then I saw it, I had knit the whole sleeve incorrectly right from the beginning. I thought what to do, what to do...I was not going to start over but I knew me well enough that I would not be OK leaving the mistake...so there was nothing left to do but rip back the offending stitches, that would be twelve times 19 inches. I am going to re-knit that area, annoying but better than starting over. Ah, so disappointing...This is what it was suppose to look like...

Instead this is what I am dealing with.



This evening we checked my Grand-daughters bedroom and the same mold and mildew problems are all along the molding and the floor as well as it all wet. We have no idea what we are dealing with. So more bleach...

I made myself a big pot of Minestrone to drown my sorrows...


Thanks for reading. Peace.

7 comments:

calicokitty6 said...

I hope the mildew/mold problem is just a residual from the basement and you have fixed it. I am thinking happy thoughts that this is so. (Hugs)

Elaine said...

sometimes things get a hold of us,,, yet you turned what was a series of very frustrating sitiuations into an artistic story with song and visuals to go along.. nice work !
The knitting alone would be enough to send me over the deep end...and then the mold... like a plaque on wood.

I missed your blogging.. good to see you back!

I hope that you have better days ahead.

Carol said...

Thanks Deb for the good thoughts and the hugs...always a good thing. Elaine...well, thank you! "plague on wood" hmm, that about sums it up.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi, we had a mold problem in one of our rooms. The door to that room was always closed... there was no heat source in the room.... it seemed to be occurring behind a pile of stuff leaning against the wall where the air could not circulate... we cleared the stuff away and used some bleach to kill the mold and kept the door open to to even out the air circulation and it never happened again...


it may not apply to you but just thought I'd mention our experience...

Carol said...

Gwen, thank you...it sounds very similar. The mold was behind my bed, bookcase, pads, drawing boards, etc. and we heat mostly with a wood stove. So I have fans going to try to circulate the air better...thank you, it helped. I brought the fans up today.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Carol, we heat exclusively with wood too.. The room that we had the problem with was our "Tickle Trunk" room... where we stored (plugged full) all the miscellaneous architectural salvage we lugged home... finally, after 8 years, most of it is in functional use throughout the house...

good luck...

K Spoering said...

Oh dear! I remember mold and mildew from growing up in the midwest. I guess there are some perks to desert life, tho' our winter has been so strange and wet, who knows? How frustrating to top it off with a complex knitting problem. Some days, it seems that just sitting down and doing nothing would put us ahead of the game! 8-)